LiveBraintree Town v Cambridge United

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  • Braintree Town taste first home league action since December 28 as they entertain the U's

9:41pm

That's it! Braintree win 1-0 thanks to Dan Sparkes' lone goal in the 67th minute.

9:34pm

Five extra minutes announced. 

9:33pm

James Mulley's excellent header clawed away by U's keeper Norris to keep it at 1-0.

9:32pm

Bookings for Sean Marks and Tom Bonner after coming together. Refs report getting longer and longer!

9:26pm

Now Ryan Peters booked for foul. Travelling supporters thought yellow should have been red though.

9:25pm

Caution for Habergham for time wasting at a throw-in. Nine mins to go still 1-0 to Iron.

9:20pm

Cambridge looking for a way back in but the orange back line is holding firm at the moment. Still 1-0 to Braintree.

9:13pm

GOAL Dan Sparkes puts Braintree ahead in 67 th minute. Side foots home after excellent run by Bernard Mensah cutting in from the left. 1-0 to the Iron.

9:00pm

Cambridge fail to take gilt-edged chance as Ryan Bird couldn't connect with loose ball that runs free in box after attempted clearance by a Braintree boot.

8:50pm

Sub for Braintree to start second half as Dan Sparkes on for Kenny Davis.

8:47pm

Teams coming out for start of second half. Hopefully the action will be more compelling this half.

8:31pm

It is! Goalless 45 mins between Braintree and Cambridge. 

8:30pm

Just 1 min added time. Looks as if it will be goalless at half-time.

8:21pm

Booking for Matt Paine for foul on 35 mins. Liam Hughes' free-kick almost finds a way through but Nick Hamann makes the save.

8:17pm

Cambridge line up with Norris, Roberts, Taylor, Coulson, Bonner, Champion, Pugh, Hughes, Berry, Bird, Barnes-Homer. Subs are Sullivan, Tait, Chambers, Arnold, Gilles.

8:15pm

Braintree side tonight is Hamann, Wells Massey, Peters, Habergham, Davis, Paine, Laurent, Mulley, Marks, Mensah. Subs are McDonald, Long, Holman, Sparkes, Daley.

8:08pm

Game has settled down a bit now and neither keeper being tested too much

8:07pm

Mensah goes close again on 15 mins but shot flies just across the face of Norris' goal. Iron looking brighter of the two now.

7:54pm

9th minute good chance for Braintree as Massey's header down is met by Mensah but he lifts shot over the bar.

7:52pm

First meaningful effort comes from Braintree in 6th minute as Josh Laurent fires from edge of box but straight into arms of U's keeper will Norris

7:51pm

Braintree are unchanged from starting 11 that drew 2-2 at Kidderminster on Saturday.

7:49pm

It's a bright start by Cambridge who are being cheered on by vocal and sizeable travelling support

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